California Residents Advised to Repair Even Small Water Leaks to Prevent Costly Termite Infestations and Mold Contamination
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 14th, 2019 By some estimates, residents of California spend around $1 billion a year addressing termite infestations and damage. One way to help protect homes and other buildings from these insects is to make sure there are no water leaks, including hidden ones, that could create a moist environment which can attract some species of termites. Even a tiny pinhole leak in a water supply or drain line can help create wet conditions that are conducive for not only termites, but also mold growth. A damp.......[Read More]
Commercial Property Renovation in Los Angeles Results in Criminal Asbestos Charges
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 7th, 2019 The Los Angeles City Attorney recently announced 19 criminal charges that the office has filed against a commercial property owner and a renovation company. The charges were the result of alleged improper removal of asbestos materials during a demolition and renovation project in violation of state rules and regulations. The owner of the multi-unit commercial building, along with the owner of the renovation company who was also a tenant, were both charged as were their corporations with 1 count of.......[Read More]
Homeowners and Tenants with Attached Garages in California Advised of Potential Airborne Hazards That Could Enter Their Home
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Huntington Beach, CA, February 4th, 2019 California’s population of some 39 million people reside in approximately 13 million households. For many, whether buying or renting a home, having an attached garage is high on the list of desired amenities. Due to this fact, millions of homes have an attached garage, but the benefits they provide can also come with some health and safety concerns. For example, an attached garage can be a source of indoor air quality (IAQ) issues. A major reason for this is any gases, vapors, fumes and.......[Read More]
Myriad of Mold Issues Challenge Public Schools in California Beach Community
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Huntington Beach, CA, January 21st, 2019 Recently, the Daily Breeze published a story about a series of mold issues that have impacted schools in Manhattan Beach. The beach community has faced a multitude of mold concerns in various public schools since the start of the current school year. At least four elementary schools, a middle school and a high school have had mold problems. In response, the article reports the school district recently announced a new indoor air quality management plan meant to deal with the mold and prevent.......[Read More]
Tenants from California Apartment Complex Get $2 Million from Lawsuit over Mold and Other Poor Living Conditions
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Huntington Beach, CA, January 18th, 2019 This past November, the East Bay Times published an article about a lawsuit filed on behalf of 115 tenants of an apartment complex in Oakland, California. The tenants’ lawsuit claimed multiple housing violations that created poor living conditions. While the property manager has denied the allegations, a $2 million settlement has been reached. Tenants reported issues with leaking roofs, bed bugs, rodents, mold and other problems. Many of these issues can lead to health and safety.......[Read More]
Researchers Look at Indoor Mold Contamination and Asthma Rates in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley
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Huntington Beach, CA, January 17th, 2019 In October of last year, the Journal of Environmental and Public Health published research from the Loma Linda University School of Public Health and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about elevated levels of mold in homes in the Eastern Coachella Valley of California. The study also looked at asthma and respiratory illnesses in residents and found that rates were higher in this area than the national average. Researchers wrote, “The higher levels of mold contamination in their.......[Read More]
California Inspectors Visit Senior Home due to Asbestos Concerns Following Popcorn Ceiling Repair
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Huntington Beach, CA, January 16th, 2019 Late last year, the NBC affiliate in Los Angeles published a report about inspectors from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) visiting a senior home in Mission Hills. The inspectors were summoned to investigate popcorn ceilings that were being repaired after water damaged them the previous week. According to the report, after the inspection, the property manager was issued a notice to comply with the state’s asbestos regulations. These include a contamination.......[Read More]
National Radon Action Month in California - Testing for Radon from Well Water and Indoor Environments
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Huntington Beach, CA, January 15th, 2019 The month of January is recognized as National Radon Action Month across the United States. While many California residents have no idea if they are living, working or going to school in a building that has elevated radon levels, this month of recognition is meant to spur them into action to find out the answer. This is important because as reported by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Radon is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among nonsmokers in America and claims.......[Read More]